BRANCH WARREN became one of the most well-respected bodybuilders during his 23-year career.
The former IFBB star earned nine titles as a professional and became known as the Texas Titan.Branch Warren enjoyed a successful 23-year professional bodybuilding career[/caption]
Who is bodybuilder Branch Warren?
Branch Warren is an American retired IFBB Pro League professional bodybuilder.
The 48-year-old is best known for winning the 2011 and 2012 Arnold Classic competitions prior to his retirement in 2015.
Born on February 28, 1975, in Tyler, Texas, Warren grew up on a cattle ranch and later moved to Fort Worth, Texas.
He is married to female bodybuilder, Trish Warren, and the couple share a daughter together, Faith Lea Warren, who was born on February 6, 2012.
Following his retirement, Warren became the founder and owner of a beef jerky company called Wicked Cutz Jerky.
The former bodybuilder wanted to pass on his healthy lifestyle and time-honored family recipes by creating his own range of the dehydrated snack.
Warren now sells his product in more than 950 locations across the United States and Puerto Rico.
Despite retiring from professional bodybuilding, Warren often trains with Johnnie Jackson at the Metroflex Gym in Arlington, Texas, having also trained with transgender bodybuilder Janae Kroc.
When did Branch Warren start bodybuilding?
Warren began bodybuilding after moving to the Fort Worth area when he was still in high school.
He began lifting weights as a teen, and he quickly became passionate about improving his physique – although he had to sneak into local gyms because he couldn’t afford a membership.
It didn’t take him long before he earned his first title, claiming first place at the 1992 Teen Mr. America, before eventually turning pro in 2001.
After winning the Charlotte Pro and the Europa Supershow in 2005, his career really took off over the next 10 years.
After winning the New York Pro in 2007, Warren claimed the most impressive victories of his career by securing consecutive titles at the 2011 and 2012 Arnold Classic’s.
Sandwiched either side of his 2012 triumphs were British and Australian Grand Prix titles, before he won the 2014 Dallas Europa and 2015 Europa Atlantic City Pro.
During his prime, Branch trained with weights five days per week and also did cardio to maintain his ripped physique.
When it came to nutrition, Branch would eat about 500 grams of protein per day – including two to three pounds of chicken.
During his bulking phase, he would consume about 400g of carbs.
Even to this day, Warren still possesses that impressive physique and has earned respect among his fans and other bodybuilders as a result.Branch earned the nickname ‘Texas Titan’ due to his sheer size[/caption]
What is Branch Warren’s net worth?
According to Net Worth Gorilla, Warren has an accumulated net worth of $6million.
This is a result of his successful bodybuilding career and his post retirement ventures – most notably his beef jerky company.
He was previously sponsored by MuscleTech and Gaspari Nutrition, with the two endorsement deals making up a fair chunk of his income.
As the owner of Wicked Cutz Jerky, Warren has found himself a successful business to fund him during his retirement.
He also runs an online clothing store called GASP, where you an also buy a lot of gym equipment.
Has Branch Warren competed at Mr Olympia?
Warren competed at eight Mr Olympia’s throughout his 23-year professional career.
The first of those came in 2005, where he placed eighth, before his final Mr Olympia was in 2015, where he finished sixth.
Although he was never crowned Mr Olympia, the closest he came to winning the competition was in 2009, when he placed second to Jay Cutler.
Warren became a regular competitor at Mr Olympia, having also competed at the 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 editions of the contest.